Pop Up Art Show!

Pop Up Art Show: Sunday February 12th,  4 – 8 | Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery

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Join us at the brewery for an afternoon with local artists sharing their creations. Affordable and unique gifts just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Oh yeah, did I mention you can drink beer while you shop?

See you in the Beer Garden!

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery
402 Ingalls St | Santa Cruz

Housewarming Gifts

Housewarming Gifts | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Need a sweet and easy housewarming gift for all those holiday parties coming up?

Throw an Art Heart Ornament over a bottle of your favorite local wine, beer or olive oil and you’ll be all set! This beautiful blue pebble textured heart is over a bottle brew from Sante Adairius brewery in Capitola.

Art Hearts can be found at our Online Shop, or locally at the Santa Cruz Art League, The Homeless Garden Project Store, Ace’s Flowers and Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop.

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Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureSome of you know that I’ve spent quite a bit of time in post-earthquake Haiti. I’ve collaborated with artists there, brought supplies, like books, solar lights, laptops and art materials to kids in orphanages and schools and I also helped raise funds to purchase 60 goats for a rural community’s livestock program. I have strong friendships from these projects and a deep admiration for those who are still there helping make the country a better place.

Locally, I’ve partnered with the Homeless Garden Project and local schools to help give art supplies and create small community projects that beautify a space or give someone an experience they might not otherwise have. I believe that art has the power to create change and it is my obligation to share my creative talent with others. You can read more about my philanthropic projects here.

A lot of the way that I’ve made these projects happen is through the sale of my ceramic Art Hearts. These sweet little hearts are fun for me to make and give me a break from the seriousness of my sculptures and installations. They are loved by everyone who receives one and each sale makes it possible for me make projects like these happen.

So if you believe in giving on Giving Tuesday, please consider purchasing an Art Heart or two in my online shop or making a donation to your favorite non-profit. If you want to donate to a Haitian organization, I can recommend Haiti Communitere, Ti Kay and Keep Winter’s School Open without hesitation- all of your donations will go directly to support the Haitian communities these groups serve.

Thanks for sharing the love this holiday season!

New Art Hearts Coming Soon!

Here’s a sneak peek at the newest styles of Art Hearts coming to the online shop very soon!

In the meantime, you can still purchase other style hearts in both ornaments and stems, but stock is running low on these styles, so be sure to order soon. And remember that a portion of all Art Heart sales benefit philanthropic art projects, read more here…

New Art Hearts Coming Soon! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureGot a retail shop? Wholesale accounts are welcome, contact Jenni for details…

Art Hearts!

New Art Hearts are now available at the downtown Homeless Garden Project Stores, the Santa Cruz Art League, the UCSC Arboretum Gift Shop, at Ace’s Flowers in Aptos and of course at the online store. Lots of opportunities to shop local, support the arts and local organizations all at the same time. Give someone you love an Art Heart for the holidays!

Art Hearts | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureInterested in carrying Art Hearts in your store? Contact Jenni for wholesale account information.

Need a Gift?

Need a Gift? | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Ceramic Art Hearts are the perfect gift for the loves in your life! Tying up a bouquet of flowers with an art heart on a stem makes a great housewarming gift that they can keep forever. And a portion of all art heart sales are donated to philanthropic art projects locally and abroad.

To order your hearts today:


Own a retail store and want start a wholesale account?

Contact Jenni for details…

New Art Hearts Up In The Shop!

Ceramic art hearts are the perfect gift for the loves in your life. Each one is hand-made and uniquely designed by sculptor Jenni Ward. They are available on metal stems to add to a plant or bouquet of flowers or as ornaments with twine loops that can slip over a wine bottle for an easy housewarming gift. Seasonal styles are now available in the online shop and are available for wholesale accounts. Check out the Summer 2016 styles…New Art Hearts Up In The Shop! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Choose from any of our summer 2016 styles when you order:

Wings: Bright red heart with white wings
Seahorses: Turquoise heart with dark seahorse imprint
Coral: Chartreuse toned heart with dark coral imprint
Bubbles: Earth toned heart with bright blue bubble designs
Polka Dots: Brightly colored heart with white dots
A portion of all art heart sales benefit philanthropic arts projects!
NEW! Wholesale accounts welcome, contact Jenni for details!